Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like material in your blood
and all cells in your body. There are two types of cholesterol:
- Low-density lipoprotein [LDL];
the BAD cholesterol. LDL clings to artery walls, increasing
plaque build-up. High levels of LDL increase your
risk of heart disease and heat attack.
- High-density lipoprotein [HDL];
the GOOD cholesterol. HDL carries excess cholesterol
to the liver where it is removed from the body. If
you have a low level of HDL, you have a higher risk
of heart attack. This condition can be controlled
with weight management, proper diet, regular exercise
and, in some cases, medication.
A high level of cholesterol in your blood can cause
coronary artery disease and heart attack. It is also
a secondary risk factor for stroke.
Triglyceride is the most common of the body fats.
Although high triglyceride levels are not a direct risk
factor for heart disease, when high levels of triglycerides
are combined with low HDL or high LDL, this increases
risk of atherosclerosis and diabetes.
Maintaining A Health Cholesterol Level
In most cases cholesterol can be controlled through
a combination of low fat diet and exercise.
- Diet - lowers LDL
- Exercise - raises HDL, helping
to remove excess cholesterol
Certain nutritional supplements have also proven effective
in helping to lower cholesterol: Omega-3, Olive Leaf
Extract, Cinnamon Bark. Many of these also support the
liver in other ways.
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In severe cases, medications are advised - see your
Doctor for details.
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